Tag Archives: Lace

Project Journal: Versailles Sacque: Construction Details

It’s time for some in depth detail about the construction of the robe a la francaise I wore to Versailles in May. My original plan was to use pink silk in my fabric stash to create a robe de cour inspired by … Continue reading

Posted in 1770s, 18th Century, Accessories, Costume Construction, Hand Sewn Elements, Inspirational Clothing, Patterning, Project Journal: Versailles Sacque, Trimmings, Wearing Reproduction Clothing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Belated HSF 2013 #13: 1885 Frills and Furbelows

For my 300th post on the blog, I thought I’d share a dress that makes me smile. This dress makes me smile because of the frilliness of it which reminds me of Anne of Green Gables, because of the fact that it … Continue reading

Posted in 1880s, 19th Century, Corsets, Costume Construction, Hats, Historical Sew Fortnightly, Hoops and Bustles, Trimmings, Victorian Clothing, Wearing Reproduction Clothing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

A Collar For Georgina

You might recall that last July our vintage dance group performed on George’s Island, in the Boston Harbor, after which we took time to explore the fort located on the island. It was great fun, though super hot, and I was … Continue reading

Posted in 1850s, 19th Century, Accessories, Costume Construction, Hoops and Bustles, Victorian Clothing, Vintage Dancing: 19th Century, Wearing Reproduction Clothing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

HSF #2: UFO

Is there enough alphabet soup for you in the title of this post? In case you’re not familiar with those acronyms, it means that this is a post about the Historical Sew Fortnightly Challenge #2: Un-Finished Object. In this case, … Continue reading

Posted in 1820s, 19th Century, Costume Construction, Hand Sewn Elements, Historical Sew Fortnightly, Project Journal: 1822-1824 Ensemble | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

HSF #1: 1813 Evening Gown

Historical Sew Fortnightly (HSF) Challenge #1 complete! It was actually completed a few days ago, which I am super pleased about. Even better is that it is for a Regency ball in February, and it is entirely complete a full … Continue reading

Posted in 1810s, 19th Century, Accessories, Costume Construction, Hand Sewn Elements, Historical Sew Fortnightly, Inspirational Clothing, Regency Clothing, Trimmings | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Edwardian Gown Eye Candy

This fabulous vintage Edwardian dress was recently brought to my attention by one of you fabulous readers. It is for sale on eBay for $2,250! I certainly won’t be purchasing this original, but I absolutely think it is something to … Continue reading

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Titanic Weekend Part II: All About The New 1912 Day Ensemble

We took a rather in-depth look at my new 1912 evening gown. Now, on to the second 1912 ensemble that I also wore during the weekend: day gown and hat! This gown is constructed from silk charmeuse. The skirt is … Continue reading

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